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Iran Kills Mastermind Behind Tehran Attacks

DUBAI, June 11 – Iran said its security forces on Saturday killed the mastermind of a twin attack on Tehran that left 17 people dead this week, as security was tightened around the country to prevent other possible plots. Daesh has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings and gun attacks on parliament and the mausoleum of

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UAE President Offers Condolences to Iran After Deadly Attacks

DUBAI, June 8 – The president of the United Arab Emirates    has sent condolences to his Iranian counterpart after at least 13 people were killed in militant attacks on Iran’s parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Tehran. The unprecedented assault in the highly controlled Shi’ite Muslim country was claimed by the Sunni militant Daesh

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Iran Accuses U.S. of “Iranophobia”, Arming “Dangerous Terrorists”

DUBAI, May 22 – Iran accused the United States on Monday of selling arms to “dangerous terrorists” in the Middle East and of spreading “Iranophobia” aimed at encouraging Arab states to purchase arms, state television reported. “Once again, by his repetitive and baseless claims about Iran, the American president … tried to encourage the countries

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Iran’s Zarif Urges Trump to Discuss Avoiding Another 9/11 with Saudis

DUBAI, May 21 – Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, advised U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss how to avoid another September 11 attack with the Saudi hosts of his first official visit abroad, Zarif wrote in an editorial published on Sunday. Tehran and Riyadh are regional arch-rivals who accuse each other of sponsoring fundamentalist

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Old Rivals, New Rules: Riyadh and Tehran Eye Washington’s Shifting Policies

By Camelia Entikhabifard Years ago, much to the dismay of their strongest Arab ally, Saudi Arabia, the U.S. administration led by Barack Obama decided to pursue a diplomatic channel to negotiate with Tehran. More than Iran’s regional escapades, the West was concerned about the Persian state’s advanced nuclear program. To curb Iran’s ambition of becoming capable

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Siemens Signs Iran Rail Contract as Germany Drums Up Business

By Gernot Heller TEHRAN, Oct 4 – Germany’s Siemens signed a contract to upgrade Iran’s railway network on Monday, one of several deals agreed by German firms during a two-day visit to Tehran by Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel. Gabriel has flown to Iran with a planeful of 120 managers who are keen to re-establish business

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Iran Detains a Dual National Linked to British Intelligence

DUBAI, Aug 16 – Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested a dual national last week in Tehran linked to Britain’s intelligence service, the latest in a string of arrests of dual nationals over the past year. “The accused was working in an economic sector related to Iran,” Tehran prosecutor general, Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, was

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Iran Executes Nuclear Scientist For Spying For U.S.

DUBAI, Aug 7 – Iran has executed an Iranian nuclear scientist detained in 2010 when he returned home from the United States, after a court convicted him of spying for Washington, a spokesman for the judiciary said on Sunday. “Through his connection with the United States, (Shahram) Amiri gave vital information about the country to

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Suspects in Saudi Embassy Attack Appear in Tehran Court

DUBAI, July 18 – Twenty-one men accused of storming Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran in January appeared in a Tehran court on Monday, Tasnim news agency reported, weeks after President Hassan Rouhani urged the judiciary to take action. The suspects are accused of “disturbing the public order and damaging embassy buildings”, according to Tasnim. Sunni

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